Day of the Oprichnik by Vladimir Sorokin

By Vladimir Sorokin

One among The Telegraph’s top Fiction Books 2011

Moscow, 2028. a chilly, snowy morning.

Andrei Danilovich Komiaga is speedy asleep. A scream, a moan, and a loss of life rattle slowly pull him out of his drunken stupor—but wait, that’s simply his ring tone. And so starts one other day within the lifetime of an oprichnik, one of many czar’s so much depended on courtiers—and one of many country’s such a lot feared men.

Welcome to the recent New Russia, the place futuristic expertise and the draconian codes of Ivan the bad are in excellent synergy. Corporal punishment is again, as is a divine monarch, yet nowadays each person will get details from high-tech information bubbles, and the elite get excessive on hallucinogenic, genetically converted fish.

Over the process sooner or later, Andrei Komiaga will undergo witness to—and take part in—brutal executions; extravagant events; conferences with ballerinas, soothsayers, or even the czarina. he'll rape and pillage, and he'll be moved to tears via the sweetly sung songs of his place of origin. he'll eat an arsenal of gear and denounce threats to his nice nation’s morals. And he'll fall in love—perhaps regardless of a couple of his colleagues.

Vladimir Sorokin, the guy defined by way of Keith Gessen (in The long island assessment of Books) as “[the] simply actual prose author, and resident genius” of late-Soviet fiction, has imagined a close to destiny either too aggravating to think about and too reasonable to brush aside. yet like every of his most sensible paintings, Sorokin’s new novel explodes with invention and darkish humor. A startling, relentless portrait of a stricken and troubling empire, Day of the Oprichnik is immediately a richly imagined imaginative and prescient of the longer term and a razor-sharp prognosis of a rustic in situation.

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The Favorite (The Selection, Book 2.6) by Kiera Cass

By Kiera Cass

Whereas the USA Singer's center was once torn among Aspen and Prince Maxon, her pal Marlee knew precisely what she wanted—and paid the price.

Revisit the pleasing global of Kiera Cass's number one New York Times bestselling Selection sequence during this electronic unique novella. advised from Marlee's viewpoint, this all-new 64-page tale returns to the fateful Halloween while Marlee and Carter have been chanced on, and divulges how that night—and Prince Maxon—changed their lives forever.

The Favorite additionally contains a teaser to The Siren!

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Shovel Ready by Adam Sternbergh

By Adam Sternbergh

A genre-busting debut that includes a hero that talks like Marlowe, handles a blade like Dexter, roams the streets like Reacher, and has a method all his own.

'I don't need to know your purposes. I don't care. reflect on me as a bullet. simply point.'

Spademan was a rubbish guy. That was once ahead of the soiled bomb hit occasions sq., ahead of his spouse was once killed, ahead of ny grew to become a burnt-out shell. Now the rich get away grim fact by means of spending their days tapped right into a digital global; the remainder of the inhabitants has to fend for itself at the streets. Now there's not anything yet garbage.

So Spademan turned a success guy. He doesn't ask questions, he works fast, and he's very convenient with a box-cutter.

When he's employed to kill the daughter of a high-profile evangelist, Spademan's existence is upended. to outlive, he'll need to navigate worlds - the slick fable international of the elite and the desolate tract fact of the remainder of the city's population - to complete the task, transparent his sense of right and wrong, and confirm he's now not the one that lands up within the floor.

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The Traveler (Fourth Realm, Book 1) by John Twelve Hawks

By John Twelve Hawks

In London, Maya, a tender lady proficient to struggle via her strong father, makes use of the most recent know-how to elude detection whilst strolling earlier the millions of surveillance cameras that watch the town. In big apple, a mystery shadow association makes use of a victim’s personal GPS to seek him down and kill him. In l. a., Gabriel, a bike messenger with a haunted prior, takes pains to reside "off the grid"—free of charge cards and executive IDs. Welcome to the realm of The Traveler—a international frighteningly like our own.

In this compelling novel, Maya fights to avoid wasting Gabriel, the one guy who can stand opposed to the forces that try to visual display unit and keep watch over society.

From the again streets of Prague to the skyscrapers of ny, The Traveler portrays an epic fight among tyranny and freedom. no longer given that 1984 have readers witnessed a huge Brother so terrifying in its implications and in a narrative that so heavily displays our lives.

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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

By Aldous Huxley

A ways sooner or later, the realm Controllers have created definitely the right society. via smart use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and leisure intercourse and medicine all its individuals are chuffed shoppers. Bernard Marx turns out by myself in feeling discontent. Harbouring an unnatural wish for solitude, and a perverse distaste for the pleasures of obligatory promiscuity, Bernard has an ill-defined longing to wreck loose. a trip to 1 of the few last Savage Reservations the place the previous, imperfect existence nonetheless keeps, could be the therapy for his distress-Huxley's creative myth of the long run sheds a blazing gentle at the current and is taken into account to be his such a lot enduring masterpiece.

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Beggars in Spain (Sleepless, Book 1) by Nancy Kress

By Nancy Kress

During this destiny, a few humans desire no sleep in any respect. Leisha Camden used to be genetically converted at beginning to require no sleep, and her basic dual Alice is the keep an eye on. difficulties and envy among the sisters replicate these within the better international, as society struggles to regulate to a turning out to be pool of people that not just have 30 percentage extra time to paintings and examine than general people, yet also are very smart and in ideal wellbeing and fitness.

The Sleepless progressively outgrow their welcome on the earth, and their kids get away to an orbiting house station to establish their very own society. yet Leisha and some others stay in the back of, preaching attractiveness for all people, Sleepless and Sleeper alike. With the conspiracy and revenge that unwinds, the realm wishes a bit preaching on tolerance.

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Hollowland (The Hollows, Book 1) by Amanda Hocking

By Amanda Hocking

Hollowland - the 1st e-book within the younger grownup dystopian sequence The Hollows... "This is the way in which the area ends - now not with a bang or a whimper, yet with zombies breaking down the again door." Nineteen-year-old Remy King is on a undertaking to get around the desert left of the United States, and not anything will stand in her approach - no longer violent marauders, a spoiled rock famous person, or a military of flesh-eating zombies.

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Swastika Night by Katharine Burdekin

By Katharine Burdekin

Released in 1937, twelve years earlier than Orwell's "1984," this novel initiatives a wholly male-controlled fascist global that has eradicated girls as we all know them. they're breeders, stored as farm animals, whereas males during this post-Hitlerian international are embittered automatons, terrified of all emotions, having abolished all background, schooling, creativity, books, and artwork. now not even the reminiscence of tradition is still. The plot facilities on a "misfit" who asks, as readers needs to, "How may possibly this have happenned?" Ann J. Lane calls the radical a "brilliant, chilling dystopia."

"This is a strong, haunting imaginative and prescient of the internal and outer worlds of male violence." - Blanche Wiesen cook dinner, writer of "Eleanor Roosevelt: quantity One, 1884-1933"

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Four: A Divergent Collection (Divergent) by Veronica Roth

By Veronica Roth

Includes 4 brief tales within the Divergent Universe:

The Transfer
The Initiate
The Son
The Tratior

Complete your Divergent library with Four!

Fans of the Divergent trilogy through number one New York Times bestselling writer Veronica Roth could be delighted through Four: A Divergent Collection, a spouse quantity that comes with 4 pre-Divergent tales plus 3 extra scenes from Divergent, all advised from Tobias's perspective. This assortment additionally makes an exceptional choose for fanatics of the blockbuster video clips who are looking to delve deeper into the nature performed through Theo James.

Readers first encountered Tobias as "Four" in Divergent. His voice is an essential component of Allegiant. Readers will locate extra of this charismatic character's backstory advised from his personal point of view in Four: A Divergent Collection. while learn jointly, those lengthy narrative items remove darkness from the defining moments in Tobias's lifestyles. the 1st 3 items during this volume—"The Transfer," "The Initiate," and "The Son"—follow Tobias's move from Abnegation to Dauntless, his Dauntless initiation, and the 1st clues foul plan is brewing within the management of 2 factions. The fourth tale, "The Traitor," runs parallel with the occasions of Divergent, giving readers a glimpse into the selections of loyalty—and love—that Tobias makes within the weeks after he meets Tris Prior.

Also comprises 3 extra scenes from Divergent, instructed from Tobias's viewpoint!

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Pacific Edge (Three Californias Triptych, Book 3) by Kim Stanley Robinson

By Kim Stanley Robinson

Publish 12 months note: First released 1990

Pacific Edge is the 3rd novel in Kim Stanley Robinson's 3 Californias Trilogy.

2065: In a global that has rediscovered concord with nature, the village of El Modena, California, is an ecotopia within the making. Kevin Claiborne, a tender builder who has grown up during this "green" global, now unearths himself stuck up within the fight to maintain his community's idyllic lifestyle from the resurgent forces of greed and exploitation.

Literary Awards
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for top technology Fiction Novel (1991)

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